The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 185 192
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7  
Permanent jobs citing GSM 10 31 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.29% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 2.32% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 13
Median salary £40,000 £57,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% +32.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,210 £43,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -6.48% +6.17%  

GSM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 828 1339 1497
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.36% 27.55% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 635 1092 925
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing GSM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM in Berkshire.

Salary trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 9 £40,000 -
Reading +5 1 - -
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 13 (56.52%) UMTS
3 12 (52.17%) Wireless
3 12 (52.17%) Degree
4 11 (47.83%) GPRS
5 9 (39.13%) Infor M3
5 9 (39.13%) Home Automation
5 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Development
5 9 (39.13%) RS-232
5 9 (39.13%) RS-485
5 9 (39.13%) NEC
5 9 (39.13%) Electronics
5 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
5 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
5 9 (39.13%) Firmware
5 9 (39.13%) C
5 9 (39.13%) C++
5 9 (39.13%) MFC
5 9 (39.13%) Ethernet
5 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
5 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
5 9 (39.13%) Embedded C++
5 9 (39.13%) EMC
6 8 (34.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (30.43%) Nokia
7 7 (30.43%) Presales
8 6 (26.09%) Value-Added Service
9 5 (21.74%) TIBCO
9 5 (21.74%) SS7
9 5 (21.74%) Unix

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) UMTS
2 12 (52.17%) Wireless
3 11 (47.83%) GPRS
4 9 (39.13%) Ethernet
4 9 (39.13%) RS-232
4 9 (39.13%) RS-485
4 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
5 6 (26.09%) Value-Added Service
6 5 (21.74%) SS7
7 4 (17.39%) CDMA
7 4 (17.39%) GGSN
7 4 (17.39%) LTE
7 4 (17.39%) SGSN
8 3 (13.04%) MIMO
8 3 (13.04%) Node B
8 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (13.04%) WLAN
9 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
10 1 (4.35%) HSPA
10 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Android Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) Electronics
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Firmware Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) VAS Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Communications Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Billing Support
5 1 (4.35%) Billing Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Presales Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Home Automation
2 3 (13.04%) Handset
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Development
1 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Presales
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Business Development
6 2 (8.70%) Product Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Coaching
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Product Management
7 1 (4.35%) Service Design
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
1 9 (39.13%) C++
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded C++
2 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) EMC
1 9 (39.13%) NEC
2 8 (34.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 7 (30.43%) Nokia
4 5 (21.74%) TIBCO
5 4 (17.39%) Huawei
5 4 (17.39%) Mitel
6 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
7 2 (8.70%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (4.35%) Apple